CCA updates Covid Standardized Protocols – Version 07
By Anthony Capkun
April 28, 2021 – The Canadian Construction Association has updated its “Covid-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites” (Version 07) which underscores “the urgency around following health guidelines on worksites”.
This includes wearing an N-95 mask or commercial-grade equivalent, maintaining physical distance while travelling to and from worksites, limiting daily contacts, working remotely when possible, and washing your hands frequently.
“The health, safety and well-being of our workers and the communities in which we operate has always been the top priority of the more than 20,000 member firms of CCA,” writes Mary Van Buren, CCA president.
Van Buren adds that CCA continues to consult with government on amplifying the supply of PPE and adjusting vaccine eligibility criteria to prioritize essential workers, including onsite construction workers.
“CCA has also been working with Public Services & Procurement Canada to implement rapid testing on federal construction sites. A pilot program is being rolled out at the end of the week on the Centre Block rehabilitation project in Ottawa,” she adds.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel. We will get through this crisis together,” Van Buren concludes.
DOWNLOAD “Covid-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites” Version 07 (April 19, 2021) as a PDF here: